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Report: THAAD Deployment in South Korea to Occur in 8-10 Months

MissileDefenseThe deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense anti-missile system to South Korea will occur within eight-to-10 months, Reuters reported Friday.

U.S. Forces Korea Commander Brooks told South Korea’s Yonhap news agency that the U.S. looks to rotate strategic weaponry in the Korean peninsula to deter North Korean threats, Christine Kim and Ju-min Park wrote for Reuters.

The U.S. and South Korea decided to deploy THAAD on the Korean Peninsula in July amid North Korea’s round of nuclear and ballistic missile tests.

South Korea said it wants THAAD to become operational in 2017, Reuters stated.

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